Stories by Beth Ford Roth
The Navy announced Friday that it had relieved Cmdr. Armando Ramirez of his duties as executive officer of the San Diego-based USS Cowpens on Sept. 18. Ramirez lost his job due to what the Navy is calling "an alcohol-related incident." In the last three months, the Navy has fired four members of the Cowpens' command.
The Air Force announced this week airmen aren't required to say "So help me God" as part of the enlistment oath. The decision was prompted by an atheist airman from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada who refused to say those four words in his reenlistment oath, and thus was denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force.
They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.
Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, the widower of homicide victim Erin Corwin, is speaking to the media for the first time since his wife went missing on June 28. Corwin's body was discovered Aug. 16 in a 140-foot deep mine shaft in the Mojave Desert. Marine vet Christopher Lee was arrested and charged with Erin Corwin's murder.